All 2017 GCSE Papers To Be Remarked Under Old Grading System
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In 2017 the national exam boards have changed the way results are marked. Due to this the students have been put through a new grading system which has had a large negative outcome on behaviours and results.
There are five different exam boards used within every school in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The list includes; Assessment and Qualifications Alliance (AQA), Council for Curriculum and Examinations Assessment (CCEA), Pearson Edexcel, Oxford, Cambridge and RSA Exams (OCR) and Welsh Joint Examinations Committee (WJEC).
Each exam board has its own grade boundaries. If your marks are within the top end of the boundary, it could be worth getting your paper remarked. This could bump you up a grade… depending on the examiner.
(Source: Evening Standard)
Due to all the complications of employers not being up to date with the new grading system we are campaigning to bring the old one back.
Ellie from Shropshire has said: "Those who got low GCSE grades are going to suffer in the long term, universities have admitted to not understand what the grades mean, let alone employers in the future."
I do not want to be treated like a guinea pig. Oakbank school (West Yorkshire) have admitted that our generation year are the "test project" for the new system to see if it works out. It hasn't worked out and we are going to be the ones that suffer in the future.
Due to the new grading system coursework is not taken into account and it is down to the exams itself. This is unfair on those who have exam anxieties especially as their coursework is now being pushed to aside.
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